Web-supported effective human rights, democracy and citizenship education?


COMPUTERS & EDUCATION, vol.70, pp.21-28, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.compedu.2013.07.041
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-28
  • Keywords: Improving classroom teaching, Media in education, Pedagogical issues, Teaching/learning strategies, TEACHERS ATTITUDES, PROFESSIONAL-DEVELOPMENT, ICT INTEGRATION, TECHNOLOGY, BELIEFS
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of the study is to investigate the possible effect of web-supported teaching on students' academic achievement in Human Rights, Democracy and Citizenship Education. To examine weather web-supported instruction would make a difference in attainment level of the subjects, a mixed method research design i.e. focus group interview and Solomon-four-group experimental design was employed. Solomon design contains two extra control groups to the experimental design, which serve to reduce the influence of confounding variables and allow researchers to test whether the pre-test itself has an effect on the subjects. An achievement test designed for this study was employed to collect data on dependent measures. After subjecting experimental group students to a 12-week-long web-supported learning, the same test (as post-test) was applied to all control and experiment groups in both universities, 8 in total. The data was analyzed by using t test and one-way ANOVA. There was no statistically significant difference between experimental and control groups in achievement post-test scores. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.